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Cyndi Faria: Men in Uniform and a Case of Heroitis (Free Read & Contest)
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Men in Uniform and a Case of Heroitis (New Release, Contest, Giveaway)

Delilah, thank you, again, for having me guest post! In celebration of this week’s release of A Promise Worth Honoring (#FREE Kindle today and tomorrow), I’ll be giving away one copy each of my first two novellas.

cf1But first, let’s talk about men in uniform, specifically firefighters… the navy, fitted, button-down shirt pressed to perfection that tugs across an Adonis shape, the bulging biceps ready to carry any damsel in distress to safety at a moment’s notice, the creased slacks that hang off a taut waist and conceal supportive thighs… the honorable and compassionate nature and calendar-worthy smile…

Fanning self…

A few years ago in New York, stuck in an elevator with to-die-for-blue-eyed-from-the-Bronx “Andy,” my once articulate speech faded to gibberish.

And he just smiled… I can only describe the sudden physical reaction to a feverish case of Heroitis.

In my opinion, the only thing more attractive than a man in uniform is an entire squad. Lucky for me, as I drive through my true life single-stop-sign town, I pass by the local Fire Station. And they are much more than sex objects. These men support blood drives, offer their station as a voting place, stage chili cook-offs, and serve as headquarters for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree parade and May Day Festival. In our close knit community, these men are our friends, uncles, husbands, brothers, and sons, who prove their dedication to serve the community every day.

Will Love Triumph Over Family Expectations?

In the fictional town of Safe Haven, Fire Station 81 contains men of equal caliber and commitment within the community. Sons are expected to follow in their father’s footsteps.

Some sons fully embrace such a commitment.

But others—


Safe Haven Fire Cadet Garrett Parker has been groomed to be a firefighter just like the four generations of Parker men before him. Fighting fires is in his blood and he’s bound by a death-bed promise to his father to uphold family tradition.

Crowned For Self-Sacrifice

But Maggie Pritchard, Garrett’s best friend and reigning Miss Safe Haven, is the only one who realizes his secret fear of confined spaces threatens his ability to become a fire fighter, as well as keeps him from learning there’s more to life than riding on other’s expectations.

Will Best Friends Sacrifice Tradition To Find Happily Ever After?

When Maggie partners with Garrett in the homecoming pageant dance competition, will the pair rise and face their greatest fear of disappointing others in time to find their happily ever after?

To read Garrett and Maggie’s story and find out if they achieve their HEA, I’m offering A Promise Worth Honoring for FREE today, just follow the link

Want to have a chance at winning eBook copies of novellas 1 and 2 in the Promises Collection? Answer the question below in the comments.

Have you ever witnessed or experienced Heroitis? Was he a fireman, police officer, other? Please share your symptoms…

THE BIG PRIZE: Interested in entering a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Amazon? Go to to learn more.

8 comments to “Cyndi Faria: Men in Uniform and a Case of Heroitis (Free Read & Contest)”

  1. Virna DePaul
    · December 18th, 2013 at 10:13 am · Link

    Hi Cyndi. Great post and I love your Promises collection. I think the best heroes are all around us, ordinary men and fathers who keep trying to be better men! :)) Hugs, V

  2. Cyndi Faria
    · December 18th, 2013 at 2:34 pm · Link

    Love your comment! Ordinary men t

  3. Cyndi Faria
    · December 18th, 2013 at 2:38 pm · Link

    Oops, hit send… Virna, I’m always in awe hearing how ordinary men become a heroes, especially, fathers who put their children above everything else. Thank you for stopping by. Cyndi 😀

  4. Rachelle Lerner
    · December 18th, 2013 at 9:16 pm · Link

    I was an EMT for awhile and I must admit when we had to watch ER doctors work, you could not help feeling something for them. They are my heros.

  5. Cyndi Faria
    · December 19th, 2013 at 1:20 am · Link

    Rachelle, my heart goes out to EMTs and their compassion to help others. What an incredible sacrifice you made right along with the ER doctors.

    In todays’s giveaway, I’d like to send you kindle ebooks 1 and 2 to go along with the new release. Look for the email and gift.

    Happy reading! Cyndi

  6. Ginger Robertson
    · December 19th, 2013 at 9:17 am · Link

    Hi Cyndi
    Thank you for the excerpt and free download.
    Yes, my hero was looking at my son in his marine uniform two years ago when he married Fallon my beautiful daughter in law.

    As for me personally, I like seeing a guy in a uniform whether its a fireman, serviceman, or police officer.


  7. Donna D
    · December 19th, 2013 at 5:12 pm · Link

    Don’t know that I’ve experienced, or even witnessed, a bout of Heroitis. I do admire firemen (men & women), and police, for their service to the community. For the most part they are selfless in their commitment. And the volunteer firemen are wonderful == as you mentioned, they’re husbands, dads, sons, neighbors, friends – and sometimes wives, daughters, sisters.

  8. Charlene
    · December 20th, 2013 at 12:56 am · Link

    I don’t know that I have ever experienced Heroitis. However, having been extracted from my totaled vehicle, by firefighters, and then taken by ambulance to the hospital by EMT’s I can say I have seen up close and personal what type of caring, commitment and desire to help others is possessed by these heros we all admire so much. Thank you to all for your service!

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